Friday, May 11, 2007

Reynolds Monument and the view into Reynolds Woods immediately behind the monument.
General John Reynolds had just turned down the command of the Army of the Potomac. On July 1, 1863 he rode onto the battlefield - a stretch of land with wooded areas just west of Gettysburg - near the Lutheran Seminary.
General Reynolds was not on the battlefield long before he was felled by a Confederate bullet. The highest ranking Union general to die in the three days of the battle died in the first few hours.
The monument is on the site where Reynolds fell. There have been stories of strange lights in the woods at night and strange sounds. I left a small tape recorder in the bushes there for a night - no EVP (electronic voice phenomena) - just the voices of other ghost hunters.
There is a sad love story that goes with General Reynolds - but that's for another blog.
P.S. Her name was Kate.


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